Golf ball performance limits movement… “I can’t see the increase in flight distance”
The movement to limit the performance of golf balls in order to suppress the ever-increasing flight distance is taking shape.
The British daily Telegraph reported on the 14th (Korean time), “The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA), which are responsible for golf rules and equipment regulations, will soon come up with a plan to limit golf ball performance.”
R&A and USGA announced that they would hold an online press conference on this issue from 11:00 pm on the 14th in Korean time.
Since the two organizations have been concerned early on that increased flight distance will damage the nature of golf and harm the environment, it is highly likely that they will present specific measures to limit the performance of golf balls.
The R&A and the USGA published a report three years ago through a joint investigation that the ever-increasing distance of professional players is ‘harmful to golf’.
As more players hit longer than 350 yards, the game of golf is turning into driver, pitching, and putting test, and longer courses increase maintenance costs and increase water and chemical use, which has a negative impact on the environment. is giving
The R&A and USGA have tried to limit driver performance, such as putting an upper limit on the length of the driver shaft, but they have not abandoned the theory that the ultimate measure to suppress the increase in distance is to touch the performance of the golf ball. 토토사이트
Earlier in 2022, the USGA said, “It is possible to change the golf ball so that it has a minimal effect on the distance of amateurs who enjoy golf as a hobby while affecting the distance of long hitters.”
However, the Telegraph predicted that golf ball performance limitations may spark a huge civil war in the golf world.
That’s because players have different opinions, and the equipment companies that wield the most power in golf are already hiring lawyers to counteract the move.
It is unknown how specific and groundbreaking the R&A and USGA will be.
An official in the golf world predicted, “What we are doing now is just data for discussion. It may take several years,” and “a conclusion will come out in 2026.”